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Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up."

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.




Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.




Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things."

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live."

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.




Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale."

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence"

Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch."

Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.




Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy."

To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."

Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead."

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more."

But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "We cannot expect to be happy always ... by experiencing evil as well as good we become wise."

We cannot expect to be happy always ... by experiencing evil as well as good we become wise.




Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg."

Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "My life will be the best illustration of all my work."

My life will be the best illustration of all my work.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "The wiser a man becomes, the more he will read, and those who are wisest read most."

The wiser a man becomes, the more he will read, and those who are wisest read most.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust. It rises up through the clear, pure air beyond the glittering stars."

Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust. It rises up through the clear, pure air beyond the glittering stars.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "But shouldn't all of us on earth give the best we have to others and offer whatever is in our power?"

But shouldn't all of us on earth give the best we have to others and offer whatever is in our power?



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "The sun shines upon good and bad alike."

The sun shines upon good and bad alike.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "A mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny."

A mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "It was clear to me, as I glanced back over my earlier life, that a loving Providence watched over me, that all was directed for me by a higher power."

It was clear to me, as I glanced back over my earlier life, that a loving Providence watched over me, that all was directed for me by a higher power.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "If you looked down to the bottom of my soul, you would understand fully the source of my longing and – pity me. Even the open, transparent lake has its unknown depths, which no divers know."

If you looked down to the bottom of my soul, you would understand fully the source of my longing and – pity me. Even the open, transparent lake has its unknown depths, which no divers know.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Many, many steeples would have to be stacked one on top of another to reach from the bottom to the surface of the sea."

Many, many steeples would have to be stacked one on top of another to reach from the bottom to the surface of the sea.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "A human life is a story told by God."

A human life is a story told by God.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "When the bird of the heart begins to sing, too often will reason stop up her ears."

When the bird of the heart begins to sing, too often will reason stop up her ears.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "I never dreamed of so much happiness when I was the Ugly Duckling!"

I never dreamed of so much happiness when I was the Ugly Duckling!



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart, 'I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling."

Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart, 'I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "She laughed and danced with the thought of death in her heart."

She laughed and danced with the thought of death in her heart.




Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident."

My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps."

Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Almighty God, thee only have I; thou steerest my fate, I must give myself up to thee! Give me a livelihood! Give me a bride! My blood wants love, as my heart does!"

Almighty God, thee only have I; thou steerest my fate, I must give myself up to thee! Give me a livelihood! Give me a bride! My blood wants love, as my heart does!



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Happy domestic life is like a beautiful summer's evening; the heart is filled with peace; and everything around derives a peculiar glory."

Happy domestic life is like a beautiful summer's evening; the heart is filled with peace; and everything around derives a peculiar glory.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Each time I think that the song is ended ... something higher and better begins for me."

Each time I think that the song is ended ... something higher and better begins for me.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "I only appear to be dead."

I only appear to be dead.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Don't ask me how I am! I understand nothing more!"

Don't ask me how I am! I understand nothing more!



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "To be born in a duck's nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan's egg."

To be born in a duck's nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan's egg.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Death walks faster than the wind and never returns what he has taken."

Death walks faster than the wind and never returns what he has taken.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "How little do the wisest among us know of that which is so important to us all."

How little do the wisest among us know of that which is so important to us all.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "I know what you want. It is very stupid of you, but you shall have your way, and it will bring you to sorrow, my pretty princess. - The sea witch."

I know what you want. It is very stupid of you, but you shall have your way, and it will bring you to sorrow, my pretty princess. - The sea witch.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Well, it's not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question!"

Well, it's not so easy to give an answer when you ask a stupid question!



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "The naive was only a part of my fairy tales; humour was the real salt in them."

The naive was only a part of my fairy tales; humour was the real salt in them.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Eighty percent of our criminals come from unsympathetic homes."

Eighty percent of our criminals come from unsympathetic homes.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature."

It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "At first she was overjoyed that he would be with her, but then she recalled that human people could not live under the water, and he could only visit her father's palace as a dead man."

At first she was overjoyed that he would be with her, but then she recalled that human people could not live under the water, and he could only visit her father's palace as a dead man.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Travelling expands the mind rarely."

Travelling expands the mind rarely.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Mermaids have no tears, and so they suffer all the more."

Mermaids have no tears, and so they suffer all the more.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Every town, like every man, has its own countenance; they have a common likeness and yet are different; one keeps in his mind all their peculiar touches."

Every town, like every man, has its own countenance; they have a common likeness and yet are different; one keeps in his mind all their peculiar touches.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Well, yes: people write poems when they are in love, but a wise man will not print them."

Well, yes: people write poems when they are in love, but a wise man will not print them.



Hans Christian Andersen Quotes: "Time is so fleeting that if we do not remember God in our youth, age may find us incapable of thinking of him."

Time is so fleeting that if we do not remember God in our youth, age may find us incapable of thinking of him.